On Tuesday May 24, Dr. David Ubilava from the University of Sidney gave a presentation entitled "The El Niño Southern Oscillation and Economic Growth”. Dr. Ubilava started the presentation with the definitions of such phenomena such as climate anomalies and weather and emphasized the importance of weather as a factor in agricultural production. He then explained the term El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), referring to the cyclical occurrence of unusually warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which affects climatic conditions around the globe and influences primary commodity production and food prices.

The study focuses on the 72 developing countries and applies two distinct measures of the ENSO cycle. Using regression modelling framework and annual data spanning the 1971–2013 period, this research investigates the effect of ENSO anomalies on economic growth in the countries of interest.

The Inter-Conference Symposium of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) entitled “Agricultural Transitions along the Silk Road” took place on April 4-7, 2016, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was organized by the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) and hosted by Kazakh National Agrarian University (KazNAU). With around 200 participants from over 25 countries, the conference included over 90 presentations, half of which were made by researchers based at institutions in the Silk Road countries.

The aim of the Symposium was to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and networking on three sub-themes: agricultural restructuring, natural resource management, and regional trade and integration.
ISET-PI was represented at Symposium the by the entire APRC team. They presented the following papers:

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